African-Americans at the
University of Iowa
Photo Courtesy of The University of Iowa
Archives. Hawkeye 1921.
Frederick W. "Duke" Slater was born December 19,
1898. He came to The University of Iowa in 1918 from Normal,
Illinois. While at the University he excelled both in the classroom
and on the football field. In 1921, Slater was named to the
Chicago Tribune's All-American Team. Slater graduated in 1921
and later returned to Iowa to receive a L.L.B. in 1928.
Years later, Slater was appointed a Municipal Court judge
in Cook County, Illinois. Slater was a member of the National Bar
Association, the Cook County Bar Association, Kappa Alpha Psi, and
Slater Residence Hall is named in his honor.
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